Baked Mini Apple Cider Donuts

Baked, Mini Apple Cider Donuts are just about the BEST thing ever! No need to run to the donut shop, you can bake a batch of these cuties any time of day (or night).
 baked apple cider donuts @createdbydiane
I couldn’t resist buying a mini donut pan.
I was surprised to see it at a store the day after I made Baked Pumpkin Donuts and just had to have it.
I’m so glad I did, these mini donuts are so cute!
Powdered sugar and cinnamon topped donuts are my all-time favorite.  
These are easy to make and you can pop a whole bunch in your mouth as soon as they are done baking and the flavor is fantastic. 
baked apple cider donuts @createdbydiane
Just the right size to pop one,
 or two,
 or three,
you get the idea!
 They were delicious and reminded me of the Wee Donuts I had as a kid hot out of the machine, as they passed by 🙂

Mini donut pan, I bet you’ll come up with many uses for this pan. You can easily mix up a cake mix and make some yummy donuts using a cake mix.
Here is a recipe for pumpkin donuts you might like.

Looking for some more fun recipes give my pumpkin funnel cake a try.


Baked Mini Apple Cider Donuts


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • then add:
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • powdered sugar and cinnamon to roll donuts into.


  • In a bowl, add flour sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt mix well.
  • Add in apple cider, eggs, vanilla, and apple sauce.
  • Lightly grease the mini donut pan, and preheat the oven 325.
  • Fill pan 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  • When they were still warm I rolled them in a mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon.


These are fat-free, but actually, I like the texture better with butter added in. So add 3 tablespoons of melted cooled butter to the batter if you prefer.


  1. These look and sound YUMMY! My little ones would go nuts over these!! Where did you find the mini donut pan??? Always LOVE LOVE reading your posts!

  2. Those donuts look wonderful and wonderfully simple too. They're on my To Do List for the weekend. Thanks.

  3. these are looking great diane..
    going to try this yummy recepie soon..
    thanks for sharing.:)
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  4. I made these today and found the texture to be very gummy. I was disappointed in them. I made both large and mini and they both turned out the same. I followed the recipe exactly.

  5. for the anonymous commenter above, I do find that sometimes fat free versions are a little spongier than with the oil or butter added in, I typically bake them at a lower temperature and often have a better result. If 325 wasn't low enough to give it a better texture, try 300 and just add a couple minutes.

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